Nov. 8, 2013
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College men's soccer team secured a home match for the first round of the 2013 BIG EAST Tournament with a 2-1 win over Creighton on Friday, Nov. 8 in Providence, R.I. A goal from freshman Mac Steeves (Needham, Mass.) in the 84th minute served as the game-winner. The afternoon tilt marked the last regular season game for the Friars.Providence finished its conference slate with a record of 6-3-0.
Prior to the start of the afternoon cap, the members of the class of 2014, Wilder Arboleda (Pawtucket, R.I.), Anthony Baumann (Spring Hill, Fla.), George Hodge (Dartmouth, Mass.) and Phil Ziegler (East Lyme, Conn.) were honored for their achievements and dedication to the Providence College men's soccer program.
Providence took a 1-0 lead on a penalty kick in the 29th minute. After a Creighton handball in the box, Baumann buried the free kick to mark his fourth goal of the season. His strike gave the Friars a 1-0 lead headed into the break. In the first 45 minutes of play the Friars out shot the Bluejays, 7-3, and they held the advantage in corners, 4-1.
Creighton evened the game at 1-1 in the 79th minute when Myles Englis finished a feed from Jose Ribas. Ribas serviced a pass from the left side that Englis collected in the box and put to the back of the net.
In the 84th minute junior Fabio Machado (Santa Catarina, Brazil) ripped a shot from the left side of the 18 that was saved by Creighton's keeper. Steeves trailed the shot and finished the rebound to mark his third goal of the season.
The Friars are scheduled to host Creighton in the first round of the BIG EAST Tournament on Tuesday, Nov. 12. The game will be played at the turf field located at Ray Treacy Track in Providence, R.I. The start time of the game has yet to be determined.
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